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29th May '16 9:15:04 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Literature/TouhouKourindouCuriositiesOfLotusAsia'' has a spin on this thanks to ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''[='s=] SchizoTech setting. When Sumireko (a person from the Outside World) visits Kourindou, she unintentionally takes some wind out of Rinnosuke's sails by saying that the Outside World technology he has on display is 20-30 years out of date; in particular she's somewhat surprised to see an old model cellphone that doesn't fold. She then impresses Rinnosuke by showing him her smartphone and describing some of the things it can do.
29th May '16 7:11:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* Miyuki from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' owning a cellphone in the mid-1990s (and as an elementary schooler no less) signifies her as wealthy.
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* An early 2000s episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had the local RichBitch, Muffy, as the only character known to have a cell phone.

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* An early 2000s episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had the local RichBitch, Muffy, as the only character known to have a cell phone. Later episodes have everyone owning one.
12th Dec '15 9:15:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* The 2001 short ''A Kitty Bobo Show: Cellphones'' was about a cat who recently got a cellphone. Kitty Bobo is constantly annoyinghis friends by bragging about his phone. In the end he breaks it and his friends all get cellphones, causing him anguish because everyone else has one but him.

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* The 2001 short ''A Kitty Bobo Show: Cellphones'' was about a cat who recently got a cellphone. Kitty Bobo is constantly annoyinghis annoying his friends by bragging about his phone. In the end he breaks it and his friends all get cellphones, causing him anguish because everyone else has one but him.
12th Dec '15 9:10:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* The 2001 short ''A Kitty Bobo Show: Cellphones'' was about a cat who recently got a cellphone. Kitty Bobo is constantly annoyinghis friends by bragging about his phone. In the end he breaks it and his friends all get cellphones, causing him anguish because everyone else has one but him.
* Almost no one in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has a cellphone besides the rich kids.
20th Jul '15 10:13:37 AM TMNTFanGirl
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This trope is [[TropeBreaker slowly dying out]] in today's day and age. Cell phones have become so common that it is expected to have one, and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't mean much, as [[TechnologyMarchesOn it gets matched and outdated within a couple of months]], and [[SocietyMarchesOn society doesn't make a big deal]] about having an iPhone anymore since they've become the norm. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}.

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This trope is [[TropeBreaker slowly dying out]] in today's day and age. Cell phones Cellphones have become so common in recent years that it is it's basically expected for someone to have one, and one--also, having a top-of-the-line model doesn't mean much, that much anymore, as [[TechnologyMarchesOn it gets matched and outdated within a couple of months]], and [[SocietyMarchesOn society doesn't make a big deal]] about having an iPhone anymore since they've become the norm. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}.
10th May '15 1:43:19 PM R1ck1
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In modern times, cell phones serve as a status symbol. Before the cell phone, there was the beeper, a sign that you were important and needed, and before that, the cigar. In TheEighties and TheNineties, when mainstream cell phone ownership was starting to take root, carrying a cell phone was a shorthand for high status and wealth. Businessmen were always bound to show up with one.

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In modern times, cell phones serve as a status symbol. Before the cell phone, there was the beeper, a sign that you were important and needed, and before that, the cigar.needed. In TheEighties and TheNineties, when mainstream cell phone ownership was starting to take root, carrying a cell phone was a shorthand for high status and wealth. Businessmen were always bound to show up with one.
29th Mar '15 2:17:30 AM Chabal2
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* Crowley having a car phone in his Bentley (also owning a Bentley) and an answering machine in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' is a symbol of his being filthy rich.
13th Jan '15 12:28:19 PM MarqFJA
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This trope is slowly dying out in today's day and age. Cell phones have become so common that it is expected to have one, and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't mean much, as it gets matched and outdated within a couple of months, and society doesn't make a big deal about having an iPhone anymore since they've become the norm. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}.

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This trope is [[TropeBreaker slowly dying out out]] in today's day and age. Cell phones have become so common that it is expected to have one, and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't mean much, as [[TechnologyMarchesOn it gets matched and outdated within a couple of months, months]], and [[SocietyMarchesOn society doesn't make a big deal deal]] about having an iPhone anymore since they've become the norm. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}.
26th Jun '14 5:34:44 PM MBI
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-->''Nothing screams 'I'm important' like a man screaming 'I'm important' into a cell phone.''

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-->''Nothing screams 'I'm important' "I'm important" like a man screaming 'I'm important' "I'm important" into a cell phone.''
26th Jun '14 5:34:25 PM MBI
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-->''"Nothing screams 'I'm important' like a man screaming 'I'm important' into a cell phone.''

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-->''"Nothing -->''Nothing screams 'I'm important' like a man screaming 'I'm important' into a cell phone.''
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